On This Day

Events in History in May 1796

  • May 10 French government arrest 10 utopists

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

May 10 Napoleon defeats Austria in Battle of Lodi Bridge

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • May 10 Riot after disagreement of patriotic demand in Amsterdam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 14 English country doctor Edward Jenner administers his revolutionary cowpox-based vaccine for smallpox, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire

Physician and Scientist Edward Jenner
Physician and Scientist
Edward Jenner
  • May 15 France & Sardinia sign Peace treaty of Paris
  • May 15 First Coalition: Napoleon enters Milan in triumph with French troops
  • May 16 Lombardian Republic forms
  • May 19 Game protection law restricts encroachment on Indian hunting grounds